In the News: Bethenny Frankel

••• Nicola Formichetti and architect Mark Foster Gage talk to New York magazine about their pop-up (Nicola’s, 57 Walker, Sept. 8–21). Highlights: It’ll “look like the shattered entrails [Exoskeleton is more likely. —Ed.] of a disco ball, rendered above.” Formichetti: “I’ll be there; I’ll be selling the stuff. My friend Rico the zombie kid [a model who is tattooed all over, including his face and skull]—I wanted him to be shop manager. And I want him to perform in there. He does these shows in Montreal with his friends about, like, blood and zombies and things like that, and it’s weird.” (Gage: “The mirrors are easily cleaned.”) Nicola: The opening party will be “really, really loud, so it won’t be for typical fashion people. I didn’t want the shop to be something really extreme and pretentious—I wanted the kids to go in and, like, buy T-shirts.”

••• “Skinnygirl mogul Bethenny Frankel, who recently admitted that she’s too thin, just closed on a plus-sized condo in Tribeca, in the building where Jay-Z and Beyonce married in the penthouse in 2008. Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy’s new $4.995 million pad at 195 Hudson St. is more than 3,000 square feet and comes with coveted private parking.” (New York Post)

••• Benj Gershman, bassist for O.A.R., lives in Tribeca. (New York Daily News)

••• Kurt Gutenbrunner explains Blaue Gans‘s decor to Eater.

••• The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is about to be dismissed. (New York Times)


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  1. Bethanny rocks, but is looking way to skinny!